Parkas and Flops - Love It

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado CRE# 40005863

Living in Colorado is always interesting.  Weather forecasts?  Don't believe them.  They are usually just someone's best guess.


Last Monday we had snow and freezing temperatures.  


I decided that it was probably time to toss out my old Flip Flops because I didn't think I would need any until Spring.  But then I got to thinking...


We always have a warm spell - even in the winter months.


Sure enough, we are expected to reach 77 degrees by Tuesday.


Luckily, I am not easily fooled.


One of my favorite places to shop is Eddie Bauer - either at the store or online.  They just have no muss - no fuss kind of clothing.


Since they had a 60% off Columbus Day sale, I ordered a new pair of flops for those sunny days ahead.


When I opened the package, I was a little taken aback with myself.


I had ordered a parka for myself that I am told will keep me toasty with temps below ZERO!  I took both items out of the shipping bag and just laughed.  Only I would order a parka and a pair of flip flops at the same time.

I wonder if anyone will point and laugh if I wear both at the same time?



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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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Well - my son once had a girlfriend who wore shorts with her parka when the ground was covered with snow. She swore her legs didn't get cold - I swore she just wanted everyone to see them!

Oct 14, 2017 10:19 AM #4
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

LOL - I love Belinda's post and candid nature. But when it comes to Real Estate, it's no laughing matter. Belinda Spillman IS the real deal. When you hire Belinda she provides more value than most agents in the area. I wouldn't even think of hiring anyone else. 

Oct 14, 2017 10:29 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

That is funny Belinda!  Somehow I don't think you're the only one that would order both at the same time!  I'm kind of glad I don't need that parker thou....just saying!

Oct 14, 2017 10:51 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


When we lended in Denver Tuesday morning the ramp entry to the airport was so cold...then on to Raleigh where the weather was like stepping into a sauna.  On Thursday, when we left Denver heading home, it was definitely flip-flop weather and I was wearing mine as we boarded from the tarmac.  A

Oct 14, 2017 12:31 PM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That looks like my beach wear on cooler autumn days.  Your order makes perfect sense to me!

Oct 14, 2017 12:32 PM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Like the Boy Scout motto says, Be Prepared, and I think you got the message.

Oct 14, 2017 12:52 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Belinda- come down here in January and wear'd fit right in!!!

Oct 14, 2017 04:09 PM #10
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Here in WV, I would use the parka, but not the flip flops next month.

Oct 14, 2017 07:03 PM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It's smart to keep flip flops on hand!  I wear flip flops through the winter months, doesn't everyone?

Oct 15, 2017 07:27 AM #12
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Spent most of last week in your area and can attest to the fact that you've got some moody weather. Hot, then a Snow Day and then warm again, I did pack Uggs and Flip Flops. This isn't our first rodeo with Denver. ;) 

Oct 15, 2017 10:06 AM #13
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Belinda -- when I lived in Washington, DC -- I remember opening my front door for a package.  I'm sure the delivery guy was wonderfing about the guy(me) wearing shorts with the fireplace going while there was snow on the ground.   Oh, well.  

Oct 15, 2017 02:45 PM #14
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

We showed a home over the weekend that the owners were moving because they bought a house in Denver. They said there may be some snow, but the average temps was 68 degrees...???

Oct 16, 2017 04:26 AM #15
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Same can vary by a lot from hour to hour.

I dress in multiple layers if I'm leaving for more than a few hours. I had 4 layers on top and long johns under my jeans the other morning when we left the house. By the time we got home several hours later I was down to a tank top and jeans.

Oct 16, 2017 10:39 AM #16
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Belinda Spillman - We get our weather forecasts from Phoenix so they are not very accurate at all especially during monsoon!

As for parkas and flops - I have seen that when it gets cold in Maui. For natives, 65º is cold and the parkas come out but the flops are always on!

Oct 16, 2017 01:24 PM #17
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think you are now well prepared for all the Colorado weather extremes.

Oct 17, 2017 05:41 AM #18
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

People have much the same opinion of Chicagoland weather, Belinda Spillman ... if you don't like it, just wait a minute.  It will change.  Good to see that you're prepared no matter what weather the day brings ...


Oct 18, 2017 11:22 AM #19
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

My flip flops are a must all winter long. I wear them around the house and am ceratinly ready to take them outside in the early spring.

Oct 18, 2017 07:56 PM #20
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Belinda... never did totally get Colorado weather. I was at my granddaughter's high school graduation on Memorial Day weekend and it was snowing! Say what?

Oct 20, 2017 06:51 AM #21
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

That looks like standard issue snowbird apparel here . . . while the locals are running around in pants and socks, our seasonals have shorts and flips and parkas . . . hahahahah! 

Nov 13, 2017 04:59 AM #22
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I am always amazed by the people around here who wear flip flops in cold weather - you would not be alone 

Nov 13, 2017 05:24 AM #23
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